‘Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things- air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky- all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it’– Cesare Pavese

Here I share my travel stories and experiences discovering different cities around the world.

The Churches of Venice: Frari Church

Piazzale Roma is a square in Venice and forms the entrance to the city. A short walk from Piazzale Roma led us to the beautiful red brick building that is the Frari Church. It is a tall, solid piece of Italian Gothic architecture. Its full name is the church of Santa...

Finding Art in the Mundane: Doorknockers of Tuscany

Italy is known for its design and finesse in craftsmanship. It is part of their heritage which is passed on through the centuries. Tuscany, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, exhibits this artistic talent proudly and liberally. It is everywhere. The most...

Sikkim Stories #2 Prayer flags

Prayer flags are an integral part of Sikkimese life. Whether you are religious or not, you cannot escape them. They are everywhere. From the novelty of seeing them everywhere, they have become a part of my daily life now. There is something so meditative about them...

Busy markets: La Boqueria, Barcelona

Among all the places I visited in my Europe trip last April, Barcelona was my favourite. I fell in love with the city almost instantly. I stayed at La Rambla which is right opposite Guell Palace. La Rambla is a very popular street in Barcelona, buzzing with activity...

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